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38th Meeting of National Council for Vocational Training held in New Delhi

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   The 38th meeting of the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) under the Chairmanship of Minister for Labour & Employment Shri Mallikarjun Kharge was held New Delhi today.

The main decisions taken are as under:

1. National Policy on Skill Development envisages that “NCVT should be strengthened and re-engineered with a broader mandate and representation”. Accordingly, this forum considered whether NCVT should be made an autonomous professional institution with its own administrative and secretarial set up having
regional and state or other local offices as per requirement. NCVT decided that it should be supported by an Act of Parliament.

2. Quality of training cannot be ensured unless trainers are well trained. Accordingly, this forum considered
whether training and retraining of instructors should be made mandatory for trainers of ITIs/ITCs.

3. With fast changing technical environment, it is essential to have provision for lifelong learning. Accordingly, this forum will considered following relaxations for passing the All India Trade Test conducted under the aegis of NCVT for trainees of ITIs/ITCs and Crafts Instructor Training.

a. Number of attempts has been enhanced from 3 to 12 for instructor trainee to pass All India Trade Test for Craft Instructors.

b. Number of years for passing All India Trade Test of Craftsmen has been increased from three to five years.

4. It was observed that candidates desirous of enhancing their skills but due to the prescribed upper age limit are deprived from taking admission in ITIs/ITCs. To address the issue, this forum considered to remove the upper age limit for all training courses under Craftsmen Training Scheme.

5. In order to impart necessary skill to the trainees as per work place need and complement their technical skills with other required skills/ information as they enter into the world of work, this forum considered to
include the subject “Life Skills” in curricula of ITIs covering the following topics:

· Communication skills

· English Proficiency

· Quality Management tools

· Entrepreneurial skills

· Occupational safety and health

Information Technology IT and Computer literacy are already included.

6. Keeping in view the escalating cost of land and non availability of required land in metropolitan cities, the council decided vertical expansion, with multi storied design for workshop with optimum use of land, and accordingly space norms for housing the trades at different floors in ITIs/ITCs.

7. Under Craftsmen Training Scheme, there is provision for grant of technical books and magazines, sports and recreation, medical, etc. These rates were last revised in year 1995. This forum considered to enhance the rates to 5 times from existing rates.

8. In order to foster a spirit of healthy competition, DGET organizes All India Skill Competition for Craftsmen. Cash awards are given to winners and various incentives to instructional staff is also given to recognize their contribution in achieving the awards. This forum considered to increase the amount of Cash awards by 5 times.

   An award presentation function was also held at the 38th Meeting of NCVT on 31st May, 2010. To encourage a spirit of healthy competition, Directorate General of Employment & Training DGET organizes All India Skill Competition for Craftsmen and Apprentices in various trades. All India Skill Competition for Craftsmen is held every year in fourteen trades. The best trainee of each of the above trades at the State level competition, compete All India Skill Competition. Running shield is awarded to the State whose trainees’ secure highest total marks in all the trades in all India Level Competition. All India Skill Competition for Apprentices is held at local, regional & All India Level in 15 trades. A trophy and certificate of merit is awarded from the President of India for the best establishment in all the trades in the All India Competition. Two All India Skill Competitions for Craftsmen viz 44th and 45th were held during November 2008 to May 2010. Winner of 44th competition is State of Kerala and winner of 45th competition is State of Maharashtra. Four All India Skill Competitions for Apprentices (80th to 83rd) were held during aboveperiod. TATA Motors Ltd. Pune is winner of 80th competition and BOSCH Ltd. Bangalore is winner of three competitions viz 81st, 82nd and 83rd.

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38th Meeting of National Council for Vocational Training held in New Delhi

May 31, 2010 Leave a comment
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All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of April, 2010 remained stationary at 170 (one hundred and seventy).

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 All India Consumer Price  Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of  April, 2010 remained stationary at 170 (one hundred and seventy).
       During April, 2010, the index recorded an increase of 4 points in  Bangalore centre, 3 points each in Tripura, Rourkela,  AsansolLabac Silchar, Howrah, Durgapur and  Mariani Jorhat centres,  2 points in 18 centres and 1 point in 18 centres. The index decreased by 2 points in  Coimbatore, Ludhiana and Puducherry centres and 1 point in 12  centres, while in the remaining 19 centres  the index remained stationary.
   The maximum increase of  4 points in Banglore centre is mainly on account of  increase in the prices of Goat Meat, Dairy Milk, Milk (Cow), Vegetable items,  Snack Saltish, Cigarette, Saree  (Synthetic), etc. The increase of 3 points each in Tripura, Rourkela, Asansol,   Labac Silchar, Howrah, Durgapur and Mariani Jorhatcentres is due to increase in the prices of Rice,  Poultry, Goat Meat, Fish Fresh, Vegetable items, Cigarette, Firewood, etc.  However, the decrease of 2 points each in Coimbatore, Ludhiana and
Puducherry centres is  due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Wheat, Wheat Atta, Onion, Sugar, etc.
            The  indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :
1.     Ahmedabad   –  164            
2.  Bangalore      –  179      
3.  Chennai         – 156
4.  Delhi 1           –  58                    
5. Kolkata           – 168          
6. Mumbai           – 167
            The point to point rate of inflation for the month of April, 2010 is
13.33% as compared to 14.86% in March, 2010.

SOURCE – PIB
Categories: CPI

All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of April, 2010 remained stationary at 170 (one hundred and seventy).

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New Director General of Medical Services (ARMY)

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   Lt Gen HL Kakria has taken over as new  Director General of Medical Services (Army) from Lt Gen SR Mehta who has  retired. Lieutenant General HL Kakria, recipient of Ati Vishisht Seva Medal  and Vishisht Seva medal did his MBBS from GSVM Medical College, Kanpur and  joined the Army Medical Corps on February 14, 1972. 
   He did his MS (General  Surgery) in 1980 and MS (Orthopedics) in 1989 from Pune University and stood  first in the University. He is an undergraduate and Post Graduate Teacher  and Examiner of MS (Orthopedics), Pune University as well as Teacher and  Examiner, DNB (Orthopedics) National Board of Examination, New Delhi. 
   He has  published numerous research papers on Orthopedics in different National and  International journals. He was awarded Major General Amir Chand award in  1990, for the best research work done in Orthopedics on Knee joint injuries  and his work has been appreciated the world over. He is an Executive Member  of Bone and Joint Decade (BJD) 2000-2010.

                  
   During his illustrious 38 years of service career, the  General Officer has held various appointments such as Graded Specialist  (Surgery), Classified Specialist (Surgery & Orthopedics), Senior Adviser
(Surgery & Orthopedics) and Consultant (Surgery & Orthopedics), in various  Service Hospitals as well as Field Medical Units of the Armed Forces Medical  Services. The General Officer, in addition to being an outstanding Surgeon  and teacher in the field of Surgery, has also held the senior administrative   appointments such as Commandant Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt, a very busy  hospital, Commandant ALC, Pune and Commandant, Command Hospital (SC) Pune,  yet another busy hospital. He had held the prestigious staff appointments as  Major General (Medical), HQ Southern Command, Pune prior to assuming the  appointment of commandant of AMC Centre and College Lucknow where Basic  Military Training is imparted to Medical Officers and Dental Officers of  Army/ Navy/ Air Force as well as members of MNS and the Paramedical Staff.

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New Director General of Medical Services (ARMY)

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The Staff Side’s Suggestion on MACP’s Core Issue

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   The First Meeting of Joint committee on  MACP was held on 25-5-2010 . Altogether 8 issues related MACP anomalies were  discussed in the meeting.   
    The MACPS (Modified  Assured Career Progression Scheme) order was issued on 19-5-2008. Since then  all the Central Government Employees Federations, confederations are  demanding that Grade Pay of the next Promotional Post to be granted under  the new MACP Scheme instead of granting next higher Grade Pay in the revised  Grade Pay Hierarchy.
    Now it has been informed  through the circular published by confederation that the above said core  issue of MACP was taken for discussion in the meeting. Staff side pressed  for placement in the Grade Pay of the Promotional Post instead of next  higher Grade Pay in the hierarchy of revised Pay Band and Grade Pay. It was  insisted because the career progression only means the promotion in the  hierarchy and not to a Grade Pay which is not present in the hierarchy of  the respective department.
     But after that, it is believed  that the Staff Side also gave an alternative that first two MACPs after 10
and 20 years should be to the next promotional post as per the hierarchy of  respective department as under the erstwhile ACP scheme and thereafter the  third MACP in the next Grade Pay of the Revised Pay Band and Grade Pay.
     Why should the Staff Side  compromising their position of demanding promotional Grade Pay under MACP,by  suggesting that first two MACP should be in promotional hierarchy and third  MACP can be in Grade Pay hierarchy? 
Categories: MACP